Roller Coaster Workers Recreate an Iconic 1932 Photo

Everybody knows Lunch Atop a Skyscraper. Eleven men eating lunch on an I-beam beam hundreds of feet above New York City, none of them wearing safety harnesses—it's iconic! That's what makes this roller coaster recreation of it so much fun.

A few months ago, ten steelworkers celebrated the completion of a new roller coaster at Alton Towers, a British amusement park, by taking a photo on top of the tracks. (Reddit will tell you that it's a maintenance crew, but that's not the case.) This isn't just any roller coaster, either. The Smiler goes upside down more than any other roller coaster in the world, which must be thrilling.

The steelworkers, on the other hand, keep their thrills in check. You'll notice that in the 21st century version of Lunch Atop a Skyscraper, they are wearing harnesses. Wimps. [Alton Towers]

Roller Coaster Workers Recreate an Iconic 1932 Photo

The original photo, taken above Rockefeller Center in 1932.

Roller Coaster Workers Recreate an Iconic 1932 Photo

And we might as well call this one Lunch Atop a Roller Coaster.